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Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

Simple Life Dive Resort - Koh Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
Review Summary

4.92 / 5

based on 13 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol to a friend




About Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

Worldwide dive professional training and job placement. PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course), Divemaster and Instructor internships and other dive professional courses conducted globally in many languages. Courses conducted by Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka and his team of highly qualified instructors and PADI Course Directors. Real job opportunities as a professional diving instructor.

Mission
Worldwide professional dive training programs that increase career opportunities for our dive professional candidates.

Description
PADI Divemaster and Dive Instructor programs conducted throughout South East Asia. Dive professional internships that really do benefit from our years of experience and network throughout the dive industry, giving you genuine career opportunities in a great industry. We run training programs on Koh Tao, Thailand, Bohol and Malapascua, Philippines and Sri Lanka. This gives you genuine dive job opportunities. Courses conducted in English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. Contact us for your start in the dive industry.


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Simple Life Dive Resort - Koh Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand


Mark Soworka





from Mallorca, Spain reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Jan 05, 2020

Added Jan 05, 2020

5/5 stars

Amazing

The crew was incredible and Bas is a very knowledgable CD. I loved doing the IDC with dives-careers and would recommend this course to anyone wanting to advance their career in diving.

Oscar Camps Andersson would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Jan 25, 2020

Thanks for the excellent review of your IDC on Bohol with CD Bas, Oscar. Welcome to a new career.

About Oscar Camps Andersson

Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+

from Hong kong reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Jan 02, 2020

Added Jan 02, 2020

5/5 stars

Right person with the right place.

I have had my IDC with Bas at Blue revival, Bohol, and it was awesome! Bas is so experienced in teaching which makes everything much easier and more fun! He cares and helps us with his best. Blue revivals staff is super friendly and helpful, the facilities and equipments are up to standard, so you will definitely have all the support you needed.

Tommy T would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Jan 05, 2020

Great that you had such a good time in Bohol on the IDC with Bas, Tommy and welcome to 2020 with an excellent new career as a dive instructor..

About Tommy T

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from Fort Wayne, IN reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Jan 01, 2020

Added Jan 01, 2020

5/5 stars

Exceeded my expectation

I completed my IDC with Bas and feel extremely confident as an Instructor! He gave us all the tools necessary to be the best instructors possible! Not only is he a great teacher, he cares about all of us outside of the classroom. He goes above and beyond to ensure we are ready and is there throughout the IE to support and encourage us to do our best! Great guy, great program! Highly recommend ! THANK YOU BAS AND MARK!

Hannah Fiechter would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Jan 02, 2020

Welcome to 2020as a PADI instructor Hannah. Glad you had such a good time on your recent IDC with Bas and Blue Revival in Panglao Philippines.

About Hannah Fiechter

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Nov 30, 2019

Added Dec 01, 2019

4/5 stars

Good preparation for the exam

Good training, it was not held in Sierra Madre but in Blue Revival, good facilities and equipment.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

About This user

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from bohol philliphines reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Sep 16, 2019

Added Sep 17, 2019

5/5 stars

IT WAS AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!!!!

Dear Scuba tribe
I had a very good time doing my idc at dive career specially with mark who tough everything I learn today, from the day that I started my course with tell the end of my ie. thank you mark for teaching me.i also would like to thanks bas for guiding me on what should I do during my retake, I strongly recommend dive career .com and blue revival resort. this is the best resort and idc provider that had a high quality of teaching standards, and also blue revival diveshop is offering courses from open water up to become an instructor the dive shop is equipped with latest equipment and highly trained diveguides and crew with inhouse tec instructors, boats and other logistics that you need on your entire diving trips, so if you plan to become an open water scuba instructor and planning to do it in Bohol check the divecareer.com and they will provide the complete informations you needed.


edgar would recommend dive-careers.com

About edgar

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Mandaue reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Sep 15, 2019

Added Sep 15, 2019

5/5 stars

Excellent Training with the Legendary Mark Soworka

Very comprehensive training including pool workshops of the significant skills you need to teach from the Open Water to Divemaster Course. Will definitely take every opportunity to staff future courses and learn from the best especially with the upcoming changes in the curriculum.

Kae would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Sep 17, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review Kae and look forward to seeing you staffing again soon with us. Also congrats on the success of your recent IDC with Funatics and Darwin as CD in Cebu.

About Kae

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Makati reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Aug 22, 2019

Added Aug 22, 2019

5/5 stars

An Amazing IDC by Dive-Careers.com

I really like how Mark Soworka handled our IDC. He conducted it thoroughly with fun and excitement. With a lot of practice, I gained self-confidence in teaching. He shared a lot of experiences which made us more knowledgeable about SCUBA Diving and how to teach students. Mark Soworka and all the Dive-Careers.com IDC staff made us not only instructors but GOOD instructors.

Ryan would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Aug 24, 2019

It is great that you have come so far Ryan and have a genuine passion to make a genuine contribution to the underwater environment. You are an asset to the Philippines diving community. Enjoy the new career

About Ryan

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from medina reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Aug 20, 2019

Added Aug 21, 2019

5/5 stars

More than I could ask for

Honestly one of the best learning experiences I have had. Mark was extremely patient with everyone, especially with me due to my anxiety getting the better of me at times. But he is extremely experienced and was able to help me grow the confidence I needed to relax and focus. I learned a lot of things from his course and even realized a lot of things I had confused or was misinformed about by others during my diving journey. Again I say this was one of, if not THE BEST, learning experiences I have ever had because of the learning environment he was able to provide for me. I ended up getting high scores on my tests and feel more confident in myself. So this was more than just another step in the diving education/ professional path, but also a big step in educating myself in general by learning through the best.

Erik would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Aug 23, 2019

Great that all went well on the exams Erik and that you now have the confidence to make an excellent instructor. So get to work in the cold lakes of home.

About Erik

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Madrid reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Aug 20, 2019

Added Aug 20, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC

Definitely it has been one of the best experiences ever. The way Mark teaches the IDC not only prepares you for being a great instructor but also makes you enjoy a lot the course. It has been amazing.

María Figuerola would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Aug 23, 2019

It makes me very KH-happy that we could KH-help with the language and KH-happy hour. Great that all went well and welcome to a great career as a dive instructor.

About María Figuerola

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Aug 19, 2019

Added Aug 20, 2019

5/5 stars

Mark Saworka is a fantasy course Director

Mark Saworka was a fantastic Course Director he coached us through our issues with a happy demeanour.
He encouraged us to believe we could become instructors and we did.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Aug 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review Nick. A 'fantasy' course director. Glad to know I am in your thoughts. Wish you guys the best in setting up a dive shop wherever it is. If you ever have any questions just contact.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Aug 08, 2019

Added Aug 08, 2019

5/5 stars

Staff Instructor

Just finished my Staff Instructor with Mark and it was an amazing experience! The way how is he teaching is simpy perfect.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Aug 20, 2019

Glad you guys, Pavel and Corinne, had a great time on the IDC and staffing. Wish you all the best with the job int he Maldives. Might catch up with you soon there.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Mar 26, 2019

Added Mar 27, 2019

5/5 stars

GREAT Instructor Course

This was a fantastic program in a beautiful place with an awesome instructor. Definitely encourage those looking to continue with their dive education to experience the instructor course in Bohol with Bas.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol Mar 30, 2019

Welcome to a great new career as a dive instructor. Glad you had such a good time on your recent IDC with Sierra Madre and Platinum Course Director Bas in Bohol, Philippines and thanks for the review.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Bunaken, Indonesia reviewed Blue Revival - Panglao, Bohol

written on Mar 21, 2019

Added Mar 21, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC March 2019 Bohol, Philippines - A great lifetime experience!

After multiple weeks of research, comparison and thinking about where to go, we followed the recommendations of several friends. The decision to do our IDC with dive-careers.com at Sierra Madre Divers in Bohol, Philippines, turned out to be a great choice.
Our Course Director was Bas Van Riemsdijk – he is a very likeable, handsome and very knowledgeable guy with great teaching and motivation skills. Throughout his professional and natural style, he also provided us with lots of fun and laughter. His English is clear and easy to understand, which is very important for non-native-speakers like we are!
Despite all hard work he made the IDC feel like fun! And after all the thorough preparation, in the end the IE was a walk in the park!
And last but not least he also granted enough breaks for the smokers among us… :)
Sierra Madre Divers catched us from the first moment with their big heart and their commitment for the cats and dogs of Alona Beach! When we arrived there, we were welcomed in a very familiar atmosphere, they supported us in our search for a suitable accommodation, and were very helpful with really everything before, throughout and even after the IDC!
The classrooms have air condition, and coffee, tea, water and cookies are available for free – for lunch we had e.g. very tasty noodles or dumplings.
Furthermore there is a very big and deep swimming pool right next to the classrooms, which is ideal for training/polishing your demonstration skills.
And the sandy shallow bottoms of paradisiac Alona Beach offer perfect conditions for teaching/demonstrating as well.

Jasmin & Armin would recommend dive-careers.com

About Jasmin & Armin

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving